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S07E13 Tackling brome and ryegrass in the Mallee at WeedSmart Week Mildura

On this episode of the WeedSmart Podcast, we’re getting a preview of WeedSmart Week Mildura. Early bird tickets are on sale until July 31 – so make sure you get yours in the next couple of days so you don’t miss out on the discounted price!


We hear from farmers Bec Marshall and Alistair Murdoch who will be presenting at WeedSmart Week Mildura. Nutrien Agronomist Andrew McMahen who is on our organising committee and will also be presenting, gives an overview of the issues in the region. We also catch up with Kondinin Group Research Engineer, Ben White, who will be facilitating our Machinery expo.

WeedSmart Week Mildura is happening from August 30 to September 1. You can head to the events page to find out more information and get your ticket.


Today’s guests


Andrew McMahen

Andrew is on our organising committee and provides an overview of the key weed issues in the Mallee. Andrew will be on our “Applying the Big 6 in the Mallee” panel session on forum day.

Bec Marshall

Bec will be presenting on our Forum Day on stopping weed seed set.

Alistair Murdoch

We’ll be visiting Alistair’s farm on Day 2 of WeedSmart Week, before the machinery expo.

Ben White

Kondinin Group Research Engineer Ben White will be once again hosting our machinery expo. Ben did an amazing job in Esperance and we’re so excited to be bringing this event to Mildura. The machinery expo will include:

  • John Deere – See & Spray
  • Kelly Tillage – Kelly Diamond: 4012 machine
  • Goldacres – Self-propelled unit with Bilberry weed detection system
  • Croplands – Weed-IT trailing display
  • Seed Terminator – Seed Terminator unit
  • iHSD – iHSD (static display)
  • Redekop – static display – Redekop mill on John Deere combine (Hoiseworth JD dealer)

News and links



On August 23, Research Agronomist Eric Koetz (NSW DPI) and WeedSmart Northern Extension Agronomist Paul McIntosh will discuss key weed control challenges cotton growers are facing. Register here.


We have an article related to upcoming WeedSmart Week Mildura event. Our content producer, Cindy Benjamin spoke with Agrivision General Manager, Ed Nixon, about the challenges northern Mallee growers are facing when it comes to preserving herbicide chemistry long-term.

Case Studies

Make sure you check out our Case Studies – our content producer, Cindy Benjamin, catches up with farmers from all over Australia to find out about their farming systems. Our latest Case Study features Warren Treasure, from Moonyoonooka in Western Australia. Warren talks about how using an iHSD over five seasons has had a significant impact on lowering his weed seed bank.

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